Kitengela. The World Bank in partnership with the Kajiado County Government Department of Roads, Public Works, Housing and Energy has today commissioned the rehabilitation of a 500 metres stretch of the GK Prisons road,Kitengela.
The move is meant to decongest the town by creating alternative routes and creating about 200 parking spaces.
Speaking during the launch, The Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho said the decongestion of Kitengela town was long overdue as the incessant traffic in the town had been a cause of concern for many residents and business people in the town.
He termed it a culmination of a campaign promise made by H.E. Joseph Ole Lenku that Kajiado will benefit from enhanced infrastructure for development in the county.
“ Our resolve is to ensure that the people of Kajiado see the fruits of development as outlined in our campaign manifesto,” added Moshisho.
He assured development partners of continued support in such initiatives that spur growth of the economy by creating accessibility into the rural and urban areas of the county.
Alex Kilowua CECM in charge of Roads and Transport said the decongestion of Kitengela town will create 200 more parking slots boosting the number earlier by the Ksh 100M Kitengela bus park.
“The eleven kilometer cabro road will serve as a bypass that will create alternative route from the highway and ultimately ease the traffic in the town,” he said.
At the same time Kilowua revealed that plans are at an advanced stage to rehabilitate the 12km stretch between deliverance-railway road at a cost of Ksh 200M with start date set for early next month.
In 2012, the World Bank approved 27.89 billion Kenyan Shilling (USD 330 million) in funding for the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project (NaMSIP) This project aims to strengthen urban services and infrastructure in the Nairobi Metropolitan Region for an estimated 1.5 million urban residents. The project was developed to help steer Kenya towards the path of becoming a middle-income country – one of the goals of Nairobi Metro 2030.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Services Improvement Project will supplement the work of previous World Bank sponsored urban improvement projects, including the Kenya Municipal Programme and the Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project, each of which have received 8.45 billion Kenyan Shilling (USD 100 million) in World Bank funding over the last seven years.[/caption]